Sep 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COM 382 - History of American Journalism

Survey of American journalism since colonial times; emphasis on understanding the evolution of journalism in the United States and the changing technological, social, and cultural trends affecting print and broadcast journalism.

Prerequisites: COM 201 and admission to a communication major.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Relate the historical evolution of journalism as an institution and as a social and cultural force in American society.
  • Develop a critical approach for examining the historical evolution of print and broadcast journalism in America.
  • Ability to juxtapose the historical development of print and broadcast journalism industry, technology and/or content with the social context of production.
  • Describe and analyze how diverse groups have been covered by mainstream journalism and how they have used media to voice their concerns.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how the chronological development of journalism as an industry has become a part of American history and, how journalism has shaped American history and our sense of it.

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